When I was young I had long beautiful hair. Longer and shinier than this pic.
My hair in my teens was a shining auburn, below my shoulders and straight as a board. I ironed it like everyone else even though there was no need. We rinsed our hair with vinegar and water for that extra shine.
Then something happened – call the 30′s – No not the 1930′s, MY 30′s and suddenly that little bottle of colour became part of my life. And my hair got shorter and shorter. So for 30 (seems to be the magical number doesn’t it?) odd years I have helped support the beauty industry by buying product. Now it is more like this:
So as you may know I seem to be going through a catharsis in my 65th year. Something, well everything is changing. I no longer hang ten over the surf board of life but now look for meaning and am living more on purpose rather than by whatever winds buffet me along the road of life. Well okay I don’t look like that anymore as menopause brought me a short few months of naturally curly hair. Alas it did not last.
Now it is more like this:
And I have stayed pretty consistent in my color ‘Golden Blonde‘. Now see what I did there? That ‘cool’ look or so I thought covers up a lot including the old double or triple chin.
Why the ‘confession’?
Well I took a good look around and noticed that women my age who color their hair, in my opinion look like they have colored their hair.
See I am not sure it makes me look younger anymore. I think it just makes me look like a woman my age trying to look younger. I may be off base in this but I am going to try..try..to go back to the 60′s ideas of natural flow no show. So even though I have been growing that faux girlish look out, when my roots are long enough I am getting all the color cut out. I mean my hair will grow again and if I look too awful in my natural state I can take up the bottle again but it is such a nice adventurous idea I am going to make it so.
When I do I shall if I am very very brave post a pic. No promises on that since part of my cathartic change is to be truthful. And realistic. And kind at the same time.
What other changes of purpose have I done? I will have to let you know another time. Y’all have a great weekend!